And now for something completely different ... a circus-based act that draws its inspiration from brass.

It was always going to be off-beat, if not downright weird, and playful French act Circa Tsuica provided that with their quirky show Opus 7.

And they collaborated with members of Kirklees Youth Brass Band for a couple of numbers at the end which shows the youngsters an alternative way of playing and was sure to boost the audience numbers.

In fact, it was pretty full for a performance which had them laughing.

The acrobatics, although not death-defying, did spark some chuckleS, especially the large hoop that one of the musicians rides around by standing on the inside.

Now that's one you'd probably be advised not to try inside the home, but you could have a go in the garden.

Throw in backflips and musicians playing while standing, sitting and lying on one another and you get the idea that the one thing they don???t really do is to stand still.

Members of Kirklees Youth Brass Band, from left Holly Baker, Emily Roby, Grace Throssell, Eli Clegg and Ben Sidding with Camille Secheppel from Circa Tsuica

They kick off the performance all playing while standing on a see-saw and later use a springboard for some high jinx. It all becomes a bit of a balancing act.

There's no dialogue. This troupe let their instruments do their talking ranging from tuba and trombone to snare and a big bass drum and the sound is, well, circus ragtime if there is such a genre.

Their stage costumes are somewhat strange ??? one sports a pair of green running shorts while others wear an odd assortment of brightly-coloured gear that adds to the sense of surrealism.

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Think along the lines of the kind of act you'd see at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

And for the finale they are joined on stage by youngsters from Kirklees Youth Brass Band for a spot of Balkan brass and American jazz.

They must have gone home realising that what they've been involved in is, to say the least, unique.

The show is on again tonight (Monday) at 7.30pm.